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Dubois-designed sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 and motor yacht COMO among finalists for ISS Awards 2014

October 24, 2014

Both superbly penned by the multi-award winning UK design studio Dubois Naval Architects, sailing yacht Mondango 3 as well as motor yacht Como have been announced as the finalists for the 2014 ISS Awards. The winners will be unveiled at the gala evening in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, set to be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

MONDANGO 3

Measuring 56,4 meters in length over all, superyacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) was launched from Alloy Yachts earlier this year. Designed by Reymond Langton, the elegant, timeless and functional interiors offer deluxe accommodation to 11 guests in 5 comfortable cabins. There is one master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins and one pullman bed. Some of the special features of this superb performance ketch include an aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck and a swing lift centre board, allowing the yacht to slide into shallow lagoons and waterways.

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

46m motor yacht COMO by Feadship

COMO

Measuring 46 meters in length over all, superyacht COMO from Feadship was launched back in February. Interior styling of this luxurious vessel was designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and was created to complement a modern and sophisticated lifestyle. Accommodation is provided in two spacious VIP cabins and two twin cabins below deck, as well as a generous owner’s suite on the main deck.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts with design by Dubois.

Chris-Craft ® to debut new Catalina 34 yacht tender at press event at FLIBS 2014

October 24, 2014

Chris-Craft will unveil the brand new Catalina 34 yacht tender at a press conference, set to take place during the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), at 11:00am on Thursday, October 30th. Together with Simrad, the Catalina’s navigation system, Chris-Craft will speak about how the classic design of its newest flagship in the Catalina range is mixed up with the newest technology.

Catalina 34 superyacht tender

Catalina 34 superyacht tender by Chris-Craft

The Catalina 34 superyacht tender will be the largest addition to the Catalina line for Chris-Craft and will be powered by triple Mercury® 300 HP Verado® outboard engines along with dual 16-inch multi-touch Simrad NSO evo2 displays at the helm.

“We, at Chris-Craft, are proud to introduce our newest development and flagship in our Catalina series of Center Console boats. The Catalina 34 was developed after high demand from hundreds of our Catalina owners. We have combined all of our customer and dealer comments to deliver a product that is sure to be a winner in its class,” said Jeff Ellis, VP of Sales and Marketing at Chris-Craft.

See how the combination of power, innovation, and Chris-Craft styling in the new Catalina 34 luxury yacht tender will make this boat a one of a kind on the water.

New images of Nordlund 115’ Sportfisher motor yacht NETTO

October 24, 2014

Launched by the US shipyard Nordlund Boat Company earlier this year, the all-new 35-metre motor yacht NETTO is a lovely Nordlund 115’ Sportfisher yacht, with naval architecture by E. Edwin Monk. Superyacht NETTO features structural design by Tim Nolan, while her interior design is by Jonathan Quinn Barnett – JQB Ltd. Below are the new images of NETTO, taken by photographer Neil Rabinowitz.

Nordlund 115 Sportfisher yacht NETTO - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Nordlund 115 Sportfisher yacht NETTO - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Technical Specifications of Nordlund 115’ Sportfisher yacht NETTO:

Top speed 21 knots, cruises at 14 knots

Range – 3,500 nautical miles at 10 knots

2 – MTU 12V2000 M93 1,800 HP engines

2 – 65 KW Northern Lights generators  MP445T

6,000 gallon total fuel

6 – steering stations

4 – live bait wells

2 – 275 gallon bait tanks on cockpit deck

1,000 gallon reserve bait tank below cockpit

Superyacht NETTO - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Superyacht NETTO - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Small bait well forward

2 – 84 cu ft fish holds with ice makers in cockpit

2 – Eskimo ice makers

2 – 139 gallon clean oil tankage

1 – 195 gallon dirty oil

4.5” drive shafts, Aquamet HS

Delta T engine room air system

Custom designed for worldwide sportfishing

Sleeps: 8 owners & guests, 6 crew

Interior by Jonathan Quinn Barnett – JQB Ltd

Glasshape metallic blue glass

Alex Seal Paint – Dolphin Blue

4,000 lb Steelhead davit

Luxury motor yacht NETTO - aft view - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Luxury motor yacht NETTO - aft view - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Dive compressor

2 – FCI 1,800 gallons per day fresh water makers

800 gallon fresh water tankage

20 ton Technicold AC

2 – 24 cu ft refrigerators

2 – 24 cu ft freezers

44 cu ft freezer drawers aft

2 – 100 amp Glendenning cord reels

Waste treatment system

Anchoring 1-400 lb CQR and 1-100 lb CQR

Jastram steering

NETTO Yacht from above - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

NETTO Yacht from above - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

PILOTHOUSE

Complete Furuno sportfishing electronics package

6 – Nauticomp 19” glass bridge displays

3 – Nauticomp 12” displays

Furuno FR2127BB 25kw BlackBox radar system

Furuno FCV1200BB fishfinder w/repeater in fishing cockpit

Furuno CH300BB dual frequency sonar

Furuno NavNet 3D BlackBox system, radar, sounder, plotter

Furuno FA150 Class A AIS system

Dual Furuno RD33 remote displays w/PB200 weather sensor

Simrad AP80 autopilot system w/5 jog levers

Simrad AP24 back-up autopilot system

Simrad GC80 gyro

Dual Icom 604 VHF radios

Furuno LH3000 hailer

Flir M-625XP thermal imaging camera

Samsung CCTV system w/5 PTZ cameras & DVR

InteliSea vessel monitoring system

Dual navigation computers w/MaxSea

Luxury yacht NETTO - Decks - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

Luxury yacht NETTO - Decks - Photo by Neil Rabinowitz

BUCKET

Furuno MFD12 NavNet 3D system, radar, sounder, plotter

Simrad AP70 autopilot

Icom 504 VHF radio

Icom M504 hailer

OTHERS

KVH V7iP VSAT system

KVH V3iP VSAT system (back-up)

MSAT satellite phone system

KVH HD7 HDTV satellite TV system

Iridium satellite phone system

Definitive Audio stereo system

Panasonic telephone system

Technicold air conditioning

Trio of new Solar Hybrid Multi-Hull Superyachts introduced by Eramotive

October 24, 2014

Miami-based design studio, Eramotive, is delighted to introduce a trio of new Solar Hybrid Multi-Hull Superyachts: the Iris Series. These three striking luxury yachts are offered in lengths of 45  meters over three decks, 75 meters over five decks, and 125 meters over seven decks.

The Iris Series by Eramotive

The Iris Series by Eramotive

The elliptical shape was chosen for its timeless appeal, as well as its allowance for much more voluminous interior spaces. This opens a vast range of customizable interior possibilities for each individual owner. From a private leisure yacht to a vessel for scientific expeditions, a floating convention center, an entertainment venue or even as a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel.

125m Iris Series mega yacht by Eramotive

125m Iris Series mega yacht by Eramotive

The exterior surface areas were kept in mind to allow maximum coverage using Photo-voltaic panels, while maintaining wide angle views from within. The Photo-voltaic panels wrapping the exterior are also revealed as retractable roof enclosures on the top three decks, that make it possible to maintain zero carbon cruising at a speed of 10 knots.

125m Iris Series superyacht - Heli closed

125m Iris Series superyacht - Heli closed

125m Iris Series Yacht - Heli open

125m Iris Series Yacht - Heli open

The helipad on the 125m mega yacht has a retractable enclosure as well, allowing the space to be easily converted into a recreational area for all types of climates. The Iris Series is offered in full or semi Photo-voltaic coverage.

125m Iris Series Yacht - Front Deck

125m Iris Series Yacht - Front Deck

A hydroponic garden an even be added for true self-sufficiency at sea. An open layout two-tiered Salon, VIP suites with saunas, multiple pools, an art gallery, cinema, grand library, tender garage with bamboo drop doors and area for showcasing up to nine collector cars are also among the many possibilities available.

125m Iris Series superyacht - Solar Panels

125m Iris Series superyacht - Solar Panels

The 45 meter superyacht features an array of sliding glass panels on both sides of the structure which open the interior and fully expose an outside deck. The decks seamlessly retract at 1,8m meter length thus harmoniously merging the inside and outside spaces into one.

75m Iris Series Yacht - side view

75m Iris Series Yacht - side view

75m Iris Series Yacht from above

75m Iris Series Yacht from above

The Iris Series is designed to change your perception of what a yacht can be, whether you are looking at it from the outside or from within.

Below are two videos from Eramotive presenting the new Iris Solar Hybrid Multi-Hull Superyacht Series:

New Rolls-Royce engine selected to power Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible motor yacht SCOOTER to be presented at FLIBS

October 24, 2014

From October 30 to November 3, Rolls-Royce will attend the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), presenting its new generation MTU Series 2000 M96 yacht engine. The EPA Tier 3-compliant engine will be showcased in the MTU booth (#1212) and presented for the first time in North America aboard the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible motor yacht Scooter. Superyacht  Scooter represents the largest resin-infused sport fishing convertible hull in the world.

During recent sea trials with Viking, the new generation MTU 16V 2000 M96L impressed with faster acceleration and outstanding maneuverability while powering the new super yacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible

During recent sea trials with Viking, the new generation MTU 16V 2000 M96L impressed with faster acceleration and outstanding maneuverability while powering the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible super yacht Scooter

The new MTU 16V 2000 M96L will be showcased in the new luxury yacht Scooter during a press conference on Friday, 31 October at 11 a.m. EST at the Viking Yacht Company’s D-Dock display.

Continuing its long tradition of reliable and efficient high-performance yacht engines, the MTU Series 2000 M96 generation offers enhanced acceleration and low fuel consumption in 12-cylinder ratings from 1700bhp to 1920bhp and 16-cylinder ratings from 2185bhp to 2600bhp of power, making it particularly suitable for luxury and sportfishing yachts. It is also backed by MTU’s Premium Yacht Service, providing unparalleled support for the engine over its entire lifespan.

During recent sea trials with Viking, the new generation 16V 2000 M96L impressed with faster acceleration and outstanding maneuvrability while powering the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible yacht Scooter.

Engine room of the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible yacht

Engine room of the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible yacht Scooter

“We recently introduced our dealers to the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible and their feedback on its performance has been outstanding,” said Bill Gibbons, senior project engineer, Viking Yacht Company. “2014 marks 50 years of excellence in luxury yachting for Viking Yacht. We have spent the last decade becoming the No. 1-selling convertible sportfishing yacht builder and selecting the new MTU 16V 2000 M96L to power our newest flagship yacht will enable us to keep that position for many years to come. We have trusted partners in MTU and we look forward to sharing the many milestones of this exquisite vessel with them.”

“The new 16V 2000 M96L engines paired with the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is a powerful combination and one that will surely make waves during the show and at sea,” said Andrew Boyer, senior sales manager, MTU America. “Because our customers demand high levels of performance and reliability, it was essential for the next generation of MTU yacht engines to create excitement and set a new standard for the pleasure craft industry.”

A full system provider, MTU will also present its latest control and monitoring system Blue Vision New Generation (BVNG), which features standard color displays, integrated start-stop control and standard shipyard interface. The system is complete with simple harnessing to enabling ease of installation.

Also on display at the show is a new Joystick System that is fully integrated to BVNG as an option. Designed for the pleasure craft market, this new Joystick System will be available in early 2015 and will offer:

• Intuitive maneuvrability – complex maneuvers are made more convenient by automatically and cleverly managing all the propulsion and thruster systems.

• Thruster Compatibility – wide range of electronic or hydraulic OEM supplied thruster units; proportional control capability; joystick operating mode for thruster only control

• GPS-based Station Keeping – automatically remain stationary with a sophisticated GPS-based system

Boat show attendees are also invited to visit the MTU exhibit to experience a simulation of the new Joystick System while controlling a virtual yacht.

Attendees are also invited to learn more about MTU’s Premium Yacht Service, a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the most demanding customer requirements. The package includes an Extended Propulsion Coverage warranty (EPC), annual inspections and professional training for customers and their partners.

Hatteras Yachts to participate in Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014

October 24, 2014

US shipyard, Hatteras Yachts, will be present at next week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014. The company will debut their all-new vessels, including motor yacht GT 70, 45′ Hatteras Express Series, as well as the Refined 60 Motor Yacht.

Hatteras GT 70 Yacht

Hatteras GT 70 Yacht

From October 30th until November 3rd, Hatteras Yachts is proud to welcome thousands of international anglers and yacht enthusiasts to visit their brand new display at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

In addition to these incredible new models, Hatteras Yachts will also be featuring the GT54, GT60, GT63, 80 Motor Yacht and the 100 Raised Pilothouse yacht.

The New Hatteras Display will be located at Bahia Mar Marina, End of C Dock.

Show Dates: Thursday, October 30th until Monday November 3rd.

Gates open at 10am until 7pm Thursday — Sunday, and Monday 10am–5pm.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Hatteras.

Sunrise motor yacht ATOMIC (Project Sunset, hull 182) to make her premiere at FLIBS 2014

October 23, 2014

Antalya-based shipyard, Sunrise Yachts, is proud to announce that the brand new motor yacht Atomic (Project Sunset, hull 182) will make her premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running next week. Superyacht Atomic represents the second vessel in the Sunrise 45m series. She was delivered to her new Owner last month.

Luxury motor yacht Atomic

Luxury motor yacht Atomic (Project Sunset, hull 182)

Timeless yacht concepts last forever: Five years after delivering motor yacht “Africa”, Sunrise Yachts launched a sister ship in August in Antalya started as “Project Sunset – Hull 182″. The yacht’s name “Atomic” remained confidential until its delivery to its North-American client as the yacht was a surprise to his family!

Luxury yacht Atomic is a three-deck, deep-sea, full displacement, transatlantic, steel hull and aluminium superstructure luxury motor yacht, built to operate for private use or charter in all seas and oceans of the world.

Atomic Yacht - Exterior

Atomic Yacht - Exterior

Atomic yacht’s main characteristics include large volumes at 499 Gross Tons, excellent deck heights, great stability, comfort and seaworthiness, very low levels of sound and vibration, an affective layout, and extreme fuel efficiency.

A full-length technical tunnel running from the engine room to the bow-thruster compartment an unprecedented feature on yachts in this category until the launch of the first vessel in the series, M/Y “Africa” provides easy access to tanks and systems at bilge deck level.

The interior design was entrusted to the talent of Nantes-based Franck Darnet Design, who had previously designed the interior for M/Y “Africa”. In sharp contrast with the first Sunrise 45m’s dark tropical woods, “Hull 182”’s contemporary and elegant décor will feature light veneers and a bright colour scheme.

Superyacht Atomic - Interior

Superyacht Atomic - Interior

Following the Atomic yacht’s maiden cruise in Turkey and Greece last month, the owner stated: “I was thrilled to step aboard “Atomic” at the launch. As I walked around the yacht I found everything to be just as designed. The team at Sunrise have built me a master piece, perfect in fit and finish and crafted with a talent for detail. It was a pleasure working with the young company owners and team as they all wanted to go beyond the norm to create a wonderful yachting experience.  I love the sturdy steel hull built to be a world wide capable yacht yet designed to be miserly on fuel. “Atomic” will be an awesome floating family home, a base for great adventure.”

Guillaume Roché, the Sunrise Yachts CEO, stated: “Just like M/Y “Africa” was one of the “star” yachts when introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show, we are confident that the new 45m will be one of the most notable yachts delivered worldwide this year in its category. We believe that the yacht further demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to continually improving our standards while remaining a competitive alternative to quality European builders.”

“Atomic” superyacht will be showcased  by appointment only at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3rd, 2014.

Sunrise 45m Hull 182 M/Y “Atomic”

Length: 44.85m/147’

Beam (max): 8.93m/29’2”

Draft (max): 2.70m/8’9”

Displacement (full load): 420 tons

Max. speed: 16 knots

Range: 4,000+ nm

Guests: 10 + 1

Crew: 9

Design: Studio Scanu, Viareggio, Italy

Interior Design: Franck Darnet Design, Nantes, France

Naval Architecture: Sunrise Yachts / Karatas Yacht Design

Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping / LY2

Engines: 2 x MTU 12V2000 M70

Hull type: Full-displacement High-tensile steel

Superstructure material: Aluminium

The International SeaKeepers Society to host 14th annual Founders’ Dinner honoring DISCOVERY Yacht vessels

October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014, will see The International SeaKeepers Society host their annual Founders’ Dinner. The event will honor vessels that participated in the 2014 DISCOVERY Yacht expeditions, SeaKeepers Drifter deployments, as well as outreach programs.

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Founders’ Dinner will take place at a private waterfront residence in Fort Lauderdale on the night of October 30th during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. SeaKeepers will honor 2014 DISCOVERY Yachts: motor yacht Copasetic, charter yacht Defiance, Fugitive, LoJo, superyacht Meduse, charter yacht Penny Mae, Shredder of Fleet Miami, and Valkyrie yacht for their generous contribution to DISCOVERY Yacht missions.

This year, SeaKeepers facilitated three scientific expeditions, four outreach programs, and had five SeaKeepers Drifters deployed. Copasetic hosted a genome sequencing expedition and housed a custom-made at-sea mobile laboratory. Penny Mae hosted a week-long tiger shark tagging expedition with assistance from LoJo. Fleet Miami’s Shredder hosted a three-day expedition monitoring the behaviors of various designs of ocean drifters.

Five SeaKeepers Drifters were deployed thanks to Defiance, Fugitive, Meduse, and Valkyrie.

Defiance hosted two educational outreach programs this year: a drifter deployment with school children in Bimini, Bahamas and a lesson on ocean conservation with children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County in Newport, Rhode Island. Shredder introduced youth of the Miami-based organization StreetWaves to ocean currents, drifter instrumentation and oil spill research. Copasetic led an outreach program teaching children about microscopic organisms and touring the genome sequencing lab.

Founders’ Dinner guests will enjoy a video highlighting the 2014 DISCOVERY Yacht missions. Guests will have the opportunity to board Shredder, which will be docked at the venue. A silent auction, featuring items from sailing experiences to vacation getaways, will take place during the event.

Azimut|Benetti Group to present 18 luxury yachts at FLIBS 2014

October 23, 2014

The Azimut|Benetti Group will once again attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in the lovely Florida yacht holiday location – Fort Lauderdale from 30 October to 3 November, 2014. During the event, the company will present eighteen models, including the world premiere launch of the 47-metre Benetti superyacht Veloce 140’ and two new vessels for the American market.

Benetti Veloce 140' Yacht

Benetti Veloce 140' Yacht

As in 2013, this year too Azimut|Benetti has chosen Flibs as the ideal setting for launching an exclusive new yacht, which underlines the importance of this market for the Italian Group. Further proof lies in the opening of a new Benetti office/showroom in Florida and a new partnership between Azimut Yachts and the Mexican dealer, Euro Yacht.

However, the innovations presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014 are not limited to new models; the new Benetti sales and after sales offices will also be opened at the same time. Based in Fort Lauderdale, an excellent location for the Central and South American markets, the new headquarters were designed in the form of an office/showroom that is open to brokers, industry operators and boat owners.

With this opening, Azimut|Benetti has yet again confirmed its commitment to being involved in and supporting the local markets and sales network with a 30% increase in the budget allocated to stocking spare parts locally. This represents the biggest investment in the market to date by any overseas manufacturer. On the same subject, Azimut Yachts has officially announced an exclusive dealership agreement with the Mexican company, Euro Yacht. This is the fifteenth partnership signed by Azimut Yachts in the past 12 months.

This is part of a series of determined actions underlining the clear intention of the Group to continue with a policy of significant investments on the territory that match the increasing success the Group has been enjoying in terms of sales and brand awareness.

The luxurious Benetti Veloce 140’ yacht is the first model in the Fast Displacement series. It is a 47-metre semi-custom model featuring significant technological innovations in the hull and propulsion system, not to mention its distinctive style. The key to this model is the new D2P hull, designed by the Azimut|Benetti Group Research & Development department. This hull gives the choice of a cruising speed of 12 knots with low fuel consumption or the faster speed of over 20 knots while travelling in complete comfort.

The Exterior Styling & Concept was provided by Stefano Righini, while the interior design was developed at the UK design studio of RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon in collaboration with the owner’s personal designer, for a truly exceptional and unique result. The imperatives are comfort and fun, ranging from the huge sun deck overlooking the sea to the central swimming pool and the upper deck, where transformability reigns supreme. The traditional “fixed” items of furniture have been abandoned, along with anything that can easily be moved, to provide a huge disco zone that extends from the open-air area to the interior. On the main deck, the owner’s large gym is located at the bow, making full use of the yacht’s wide beam. Apart from the owner’s suite, the Veloce 140’ superyacht can accommodate up to ten guests in four cabins, and there is accommodation for eight crew members.

There’s also great news for American Azimut Yacht owners. The Italian boatyard will also introduce two very successful models for the first time on the American market: the AZIMUT Atlantis 50, which made its debut at European boat shows in the coupé version and combines sports performance with the maximum use of exterior spaces, and the AZIMUT Magellano 53. These yachts offer excellent safety and stability at sea under all conditions, great range figures, ease of use, excellent fuel consumption and maximum comfort for extended stays aboard.

Azimut Yachts at FLIBS 2014

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 34

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 38

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 50  – USA PREMIERE

AZIMUT ATLANTIS 58

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 HT

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 43 HT

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53 – USA PREMIERE

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 45

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 54

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 60

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 64

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 70

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 80

AZIMUT FLYBRIDGE 84

AZIMUT 40 S

Benetti Yachts at FLIBS 2014

BENETTI VELOCE 140’ – WORLDWIDE PREMIERE

BENETTI TRADITION SUPREME 108’ – USA PREMIERE

BENETTI DELFINO

Lurssen to participate in Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014

October 22, 2014

Following a very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014, the premier German superyacht builder, Lurssen, will be also participating in the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014. The event will take place from October 30 to November 3 in the popular Florida yacht holiday location – Fort Lauderdale, also known as the capital of world yachting.

FLIBS 2013 - Photo Credit to Forest Johnson

FLIBS 2013 - Photo Credit to Forest Johnson

The end of this year will see Lurssen deliver three outstanding vessels: the 66m motor yacht Ester III, the 95m superyacht Kismet, as well as the 104m mega yacht Quantum Blue.

ESTER III (Project Green, hull 13685)

Under clear directions from the Owner, Espen Oeino has given superyacht Ester III a very masculine appearance with strong character. With a length of 66m and a beam of 11,90m, she accommodates all of the owner’s requirements, whilst still maintaining a very elegant appearance.

The interior of mega yacht Ester III is designed by Reymond Langton and the elaborate design, the joinery work as well as the loose pieces of furniture made by Silver Lining, will stun those who will have the privilege to come aboard.

66m Lurssen superyacht ESTER III (Project Green, hull 13685) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

66m Lurssen superyacht ESTER III (Project Green, hull 13685) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

KISMET (Project Global)

Luxury motor yacht Kismet is built for a repeat and very experienced client, who up-graded from his former 68m Lurssen yacht. Espen Oeino has given Kismet very harmonious lines. Her external living spaces are numerous and generous and have been laid out for both luxury yacht charter and private use in mind. Interior designer Pascale Reymond is responsible for Kismet’s luxurious interior, which has some very dramatic features. Kismet has everything any owner would inspire for.

Super yacht Kismet will be an exciting addition to the global charter fleet. She represents the very latest in high-end luxury cruising. With her experienced crew, she will without doubt provide the ultimate experience to remember. She will be cruising her first season in the Caribbean.

Luxury superyacht Kismet - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury superyacht Kismet - Photo by Klaus Jordan

QUANTUM BLUE

Tim Heywood has given superyacht Quantum Blue the most elegant and graceful exterior design and has ensured that despite her massive volume she maintains her looks. Her interior design was created at the Alberto Pinto Design office and can be expected to be spectacular. A unique mix of rare and striking materials will give Quantum Blue an exceptional look and feel as well as a feeling of luxury. Quantum Blue is a PYC certified yacht and her delivery will be end of the year.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Lurssen.